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Through the Lens of Faith

Sometimes you just need to take a seat and regroup. We are constantly on the go. We don’t seem to stop for very long when we do take a minute to relax.

I try to use the metro rail to get to places. It beats being stuck in traffic and challenging my nerves on some of the busy highways. It’s an opportunity, as well, to see different people.

Next time you are able to take public transportation somewhere, take a minute to breathe and accept the ride. Then take some time to look around. You may find someone who needs prayers just as much as you. Perhaps they will pray for you as you are praying for them.
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IMG_0093What does it take for you to keep things together?

Do you find it easier to do so by yourself or ndo you rely on others to help you?

Sometimes we need both options. Taking a break to breathe and keep it together on your own may provide you space to find out what you need to keep going. Having help from someone you trust will also provide an extra support.

God provides that extra support we need, whether we spend our time alone or with another friend. We are always surrounded by support to keep it together.

IMG_0091For some, this winter may have been a tough season. Many have been stuck in snow or cold weather for a long time.

The official season of spring will be here soon. I can hardly wait for green buds to form and flowers to start bringing light and color to our world again.

What season are you in in your spiritual life? Are you in springtime? Perhaps you feel like it is still autumn. Whatever season you’re in, don’t forget that the seasons do change and you will be in the brighter warmth soon. God is doing something in us during all seasons. So even if we think we are like the bare trees, we are really just preparing for growth.

One of my favorite passages says “We walk by faith and not by sight.” It can be very comforting at times when I can’t really see where I’m going in my journey. So much of life is a mystery.

If we walk by faith, we are sure to have the best guide along the way. If we walk by sight only, we may miss things that God wants us to see.

By walking with faith, we are walking with a different set of eyes. Our eyes in faith are more open to the deeper messages that God wants us to know. IMG_7237